the workroom Sprucedale Grand Opening!

the workroom Sprucedale Grand Opening!

We're making plans to welcome everyone, from everywhere, up to the workroom Sprucedale Grand Opening on Saturday April 13, 2024, 12-5pm!

Shop the workroom in person, support the special local Maker Market we're putting together for the occasion and other fun festivities!

We're chartering a bus to bring a small group of our community from the workroom Parkdale to the workroom Sprucedale for the day. Check out details and preorder your ticket here

Read on for the vendor list for our Maker's Market...
February 15, 2024 — rosa moniz tarle
Tags: Sprucedale
Local Pick Up + Shopping in Sprucedale

Local Pick Up + Shopping in Sprucedale

If you're in the Almaguin Highlands, Parry Sound, Huntsville area and want to drop by for a visit, we'd love to see you!

We are located in the former McManus General Store in Sprucedale.
2501 ON 518 West, on the corner of Stisted Road 
across the street from the Sprucedale Post Office

Check our limited days & hours (more dates to come) to drop by and shop in person. 

Saturday April 6 - CLOSED
Tuesday April 9, 12-5pm
Wednesday April 10, 12-5pm
Thursday April 11, 12-5pm
Saturday April 13 - 12-5pm GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONS!

Outside of our current schedule, feel free to contact us to schedule a time for a visit or to pick up your order. 

We'll be updating this page often, so check back to see when additional times and days are added. 

Don't miss our GRAND OPENING EVENT on Saturday April 13, 12-5pm.

January 25, 2024 — rosa moniz tarle
Tags: Sprucedale
Local Pick Up at Cowan Avenue

Local Pick Up at Cowan Avenue

We are officially moved into 207 Cowan Avenue, Studio A.

Our current pick up schedule for our Parkdale Studio is:

Drop in to the workroom Parkdale and pick up your online order or visit our mini shop for a curated selection of tools, notions and supplies.

Friday April 5 - 11am-5pm
Saturday April 6, 11am-5pm
Sunday April 7, 12pm-3pm
Monday April 8, 3pm-6pm
Tuesday April 9, 11am-8pm (Place Order by 5pm for Parkdale Local Pick-Up on Sunday April 14)
Wednesday April 10, 12pm-6pm
Thursday April 11, 12pm-6pm
Friday April 12, 10am-2pm
Saturday April 13 - CLOSED (see you at our Grand Opening in Sprucedale!)
Sunday April 14 - 12-3pm
Monday April 15 - 3-6pm

Orders must be placed by 5pm Tuesday April 9 in order to make this week's Parkdale Local Pick Up and class supply schedule beginning Sunday April 14. 

We'll be updating this page weekly, so check back to see when additional times and days are added. 

Do not hesitate to email or call outside of these hours to see if another pickup time is available for you - 416-534-5305

January 25, 2024 — Karyn Valino
Tags: Parkdale
Heart Crafted Show 2024

Heart Crafted Show 2024

Connect with a community of creative people and show some love for Local Makers at our Parkdale Studio. Remember to save the date and join us for this year's Heart Crafted Show on Sunday February 11, 2024 from noon-5pm.

Keep an eye on our Instagram feed @_theworkroom as we begin to profile our group of vendors for this year!

January 24, 2024 — rosa moniz tarle
Our First Community Fabric Exchange

Our First Community Fabric Exchange

Our first Community Fabric Exchange at our Parkdale Studio is happening! If you have Garment, Quilting and Accessory fabric that needs a new home, save the date for Friday January 26 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Embrace the spirit of slow making, clear out fabric from your collection that will energize another maker and pay it forward by leaving with less than you brought... bring snacks!

Check out details and participate by registering for our Community Fabric Exchange!
Please Note - Minimum fabric amounts and donation fee are required to participate. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Parkdale Community Food Bank.
January 05, 2024 — rosa moniz tarle
1267 Queen West Is Officially Closed

1267 Queen West Is Officially Closed

We are currently packing up and preparing to move to our two new locations in Parkdale & Sprucedale. We are offering final curbside pickups at 1267 Queen West of online orders on the following days:

CURBSIDE PICKUPS at 1267 Queen Street West
Wednesday August 23, 11am-5pm
Thursday August 24, 11am-5pm
Friday August 25, 11am-5pm
Tuesday August 30, 11am-5pm

Please call 416-534-5305 or knock and we will bring your order to the door. 

August 23, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Sweet Sixteen Sale & Celebration : August 19th

Sweet Sixteen Sale & Celebration : August 19th

Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Festivities on August 19, 2023, 11am-5pm
Save the date on your calendar here!

If you joined us for our ten year anniversary back in 2017, the day will be very similar. Doors open at 11am with the first one hundred customers receiving a ticket they can redeem at the cash desk on their way out for a special swag bag filled with goodies from our generous vendors, friends and neighbours with any $50 purchase.

August 15, 2023 — Karyn Valino
the workroom Sprucedale

the workroom Sprucedale

A couple months ago, we announced we'd be leaving 1267 Queen Street and changing how we do business in order to keep the workroom alive. A big part of the equation of our new structure is moving the retail/online shop out of Toronto to reduce the exorbitant brick & mortar costs that we can no longer sustain. I'm delighted to finally share with you that we just got the keys to the workroom's new permanent home. Welcome to your first sneak peek of the workroom Sprucedale.
July 28, 2023 — Karyn Valino
the workroom Parkdale

the workroom Parkdale

We're finally giving you a sneak peek into our beautiful Parkdale Studio that will be located at 207 Cowan Avenue. Located just one block west of our current location and behind the Parkdale Public Library sits a sweet heritage building that was formerly a switchboard office for Bell Canada. Some updates and renovations are being done to the unit before we take over at the beginning of September, but this photo gives you a glimpse at how perfect this bright space will be as a welcoming workshop space for us to continue to make and learn together in. 
July 21, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Has the workroom changed your life?  Do you feel more community because of our welcoming space, our workshops, our events and our team members? If the answer is 'Yes!" - Can we can count on you to help us?!

  1. Join our online membership community - the workroom studio
  2. Sign up for a workshop! 
  3. Shop the store in person or online. 
  4. Buy a gift card.
  5. Hug a workroom team member!
June 03, 2023 — Karyn Valino
the workroom studio membership

the workroom studio membership

Community + Gathering + Connecting

1.    Yearly Members Only - Exclusive discounts on in-person workshops 
2.    Monthly virtual & in-person Members-Only Stitch Nights
3    Connect with the Workroom team  
4    Advanced previews on new fabric, classes and upcoming events 
5    Three Hours of Free Sew By the Hour Studio Time Per Month

May 26, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Pop Up Maker Market : Krystal Zorzi

Pop Up Maker Market : Krystal Zorzi

We are continuing our Pop Up Maker Market series with this month's maker, Krystal Zorzi. Krystal is a long time workroom community member who also took part in our Heart Crafted event in February.  We learned early on that Krystal is not only a talented and avid sewist, but is also an accomplished artist. We have always loved her custom watercolour house portraits, so we were absolutely blown away when she surprised us with a portrait of the workroom building for our February Heart Crafted event. Now you can also own a print of this wonderfully detailed rendition of the workroom's home on Queen Street West. For this Pop Up Preorder, she has created three special prints inspired by the workroom and sewing, along with a sweet patchwork block greeting card.
May 05, 2023 — Karyn Valino